PTYS/LPL Faculty

Kuiper 509B


Lon Hood

Research Professor

Ph.D., 1979, UCLA

Years with LPL: 1979 to present

Lunar Studies, Planetary Geophysics, Theoretical Astrophysics, Planetary & atmospheric physics

My research is currently focused on two interdisciplinary areas: (1) Coupling between the Earth's stratosphere and troposphere; and (2) mapping and interpretation of planetary crustal magnetic fields.  The stratosphere / troposphere coupling work is oriented toward understanding the effects of stratospheric processes (mainly the QBO and solar forcing) on tropospheric circulation and climate.  The planetary crustal magnetic field work is most recently aimed at mapping newly acquired orbital magnetometer data at Mercury and at resolving long-standing issues relating to the origin of lunar crustal magnetism.

Current Grants

  • Orbital Studies of Crustal Magnetism on Mercury, NASA Discovery Data Analysis Program
  • Orbital Studies of Lunar Magnetism, NASA Lunar Data Analysis Program

Former Spacecraft Involvement

  • Lunar Prospector Discovery mission, Co-Investigator

Former Students

  • Malori Redman, 2018 (M.S. Atmospheric Sciences)
  • Fred Ciesla, 2003 (Ph.D PTYS)

Students from outside UA PTYS

  • Cecilyn Torres (Undergraduate, Space Grant)

Former Postdocs

  • Nicola Richmond
  • Boris Soukharev

Complete Publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: Lon L. Hood

Selected Publications: Calendar Years 2017 through June 2020

Hood, L. L., Redman, M. A., Johnson, W. L., Galarneau, T. J. Stratospheric Influences on the MJO-Induced Rossby Wave Train: Effects on Intraseasonal Climate 2020JCli...33..365H

Oliveira, J. S., Hood, L. L., Langlais, B. Constraining the Early History of Mercury and Its Core Dynamo by Studying the Crustal Magnetic Field 2019JGRE..124.2382O

Hood, L. L., Oliveira, J. S., Galluzzi, V., Rothery, D. A. Investigating Sources of Mercury's Crustal Magnetic Field: Further Mapping of MESSENGER Magnetometer Data 2018JGRE..123.2647H

Maycock, A. C., Matthes, K., Tegtmeier, S., Schmidt, H., Thiéblemont, R., Hood, L., Akiyoshi, H., Bekki, S., Deushi, M., Jöckel, P., Kirner, O., Kunze, M., Marchand, M., Marsh, D. R., Michou, M., Plummer, D., Revell, L. E., Rozanov, E., Stenke, A., Yamashita, Y., Yoshida, K. The representation of solar cycle signals in stratospheric ozone - Part 2: Analysis of global models 2018ACP....1811323M

Hood, L. L. Short-Term Solar Modulation of the Madden-Julian Climate Oscillation 2018JAtS...75..857H

Hood, L. L. QBO/solar modulation of the boreal winter Madden-Julian oscillation: A prediction for the coming solar minimum 2017GeoRL..44.3849H

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